Mark Zuckerberg showing EssilorLuxottica President Leonardo Del Vecchio a prototype in Milan. Picture: Facebook
Facebook Founder Mr. Mark Zuckerberg traveled to Milan to meet with EssilorLuxottica Chairman Mr. Leonardo Del Vecchio where he hinted at a new smart glasses project with a neural interface wristband.
“It’s great to be back in Milan to discuss new smartglasses plans with Leonardo Del Vecchio and the EssilorLuxottica team,” he posted on May 4.
“Here, Leonardo is using a prototype of our EMG neural interface [electromyography] bracelet that will eventually allow you to control your glasses and other devices.
EMG measures muscle response or electrical activity in response to nerve stimulation of muscle.
Facebook – which now falls under parent company Meta to also include What’s App and Instagram – has changed its name to align with its plan to create a ‘metaverse’, which it describes as the next evolution of social connection. .
He believes wearable technologies such as smart glasses will become gateways to the metaverse, allowing wearers to interact in a virtual world integrated with reality.
The first step in this journey was the launch of Ray-Ban Stories last year, with EssilorLuxottica, which allows users to record audio and video with a single touch.
In a blog post last year, Meta revealed plans to develop a wristband that would control augmented reality glasses, allowing users to interact with a virtual world using finger movements. Zuckerberg’s meeting with Del Vecchio provided a glimpse of what the technology could look like.
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